Events

Exhibitions

Spotlights

Spotlights

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Remembering Katrina

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August 29, 2005–August 29, 2014

August 29, 2005–August 29, 2014 (more…)

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New Orleans Museum Month

August 1–31
THNOC offering free tours to members of participating museums

The Historic New Orleans Collection is excited to participate in the inaugural New Orleans Museum Month. Throughout the month of August, members of one participating museum will receive free admission or tours at the 15 other participating museums across the metro area. THNOC will be offering free guided tours—simply present proof of membership to the front desk to receive two free tours per membership. (more…)

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One-Day Teacher Workshop
“The Age of Jackson”

Saturday, November 15 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
WRC, 410 Chartres St.

The Historic New Orleans Collection has teamed with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to present a training session that will expand educators’ content knowledge as well as build pedagogical skills for teachers of grades 712. Participants will study crucial episodes of Andrew Jackson’s career that shaped US history, such as the War of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans, and the Trail of Tears. (more…)

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The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly

2014 summer issue
Louisiana: Magnetic Star of the Silver Screen

Since 1983, The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly has brought historical essays, news of recent acquisitions, and announcements of The Collection’s events, exhibitions, and educational programs to its readers. All issues from fall 1999 to the present are available online as PDF files. The 2014 summer Quarterly is now available.

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Lesson Plans

Lesson plans now online

The Historic New Orleans Collection has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to create unique lesson plans for teachers and educators. These plans draw on primary sources from THNOC’s deep archival holdings.

Lesson plans for two exhibitions, Shout Sister Shout! and Creole World, are now online. Both are designed for use with grades seven through nine.

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THNOC given 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The award celebrates hospitality excellence.

We are proud to announce that The Historic New Orleans Collection recently received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! (more…)

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Now available!
Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere

Order your copy today!

Shotgun houses . . . vibrant street scenes . . . grand villas and mansions . . . colorful facades—they’re all part of a historically rich, interconnected Creole world.

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Featured item from the archive: 19th century journal

Surveyor’s notebook turns out to be Civil War general’s journal

Since the opening of the museum doors in 1974, THNOC has continuously added to its archive to further its mission of protecting and preserving items related to New Orleans and Gulf Coast history. (more…)

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Maps from The Collection

are now on the LOUISiana Digital Library

Maps from The Historic New Orleans Collection have been added to The LOUISiana Digital Library, an online library of more than 84,000 digital materials about Louisiana’s history, culture, places, and people.

The Historic New Orleans Collection has extensive holdings of significant manuscript and printed maps. Acquisition was begun by The Collection’s founder, General L. Kemper Williams, in the 1920s and ’30s. Since then considerable additions have been made including a wide range of maps dating from early colonial times to the present. (more…)

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Tennessee Williams Research at The Collection

Online guide to extensive collections of T. Williams materials

The Historic New Orleans Collection is one of the major repositories for Tennessee Williams materials. Since acquiring the extensive Fred W. Todd Tennessee Williams Collection in 2001, the institution has continued to grow its Williams holdings. (more…)